Thursday, May 19th, 2016
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Windward School Boardroom 800
11350 Palms Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
See campus map for room location and parking here
The May guest presenter at the MVCC Aging in Place Committee meeting will be Christy Wilhelmi and Jim Tate of Our Time Bank.
Our Time Bank is a community of people living in the West Los Angeles area who support each other. They started in Culver City, Palms and Mar Vista and are expanding into nearby neighborhoods. Timebanking is an alternative currency, exchanging services within the community. Instead of dollars, you use Time Credits. For every hour you help another member, you earn a Time Credit. Then you can use that Time Credit to have a neighbor help you. There’s no minimum or maximum time commitment.
Unlike bartering, which places a cash value on goods and services (and is taxable), TimeBank services are traded for Time Credits (not taxable) and you don’t have to trade directly with the person who helps you. Members use a simple internet-based system to list the services they would like to offer or want and to keep track of Time Credits exchanged. Members range in age, skill sets and involvement.
Presentation slides are attached below and can be seen here.
The Westside Repair Café is a volunteer-run, community service dedicated to encouraging the repair and reuse of goods rather than relegating them to landfills. This is an extension of OTB’s Sharing Economy program.
Full agenda and draft minutes from April will be posted below